Generally listed as 1st ed., but some copies are found with the date 1582 on t.-p.; see Fowler
T.-p. engraved by Cherubino Alberti, incorporating bust of the author set in a colonnade rendered in perspective, and the coat of arms of Giacomo Buoncompagni to whom the work is dedicated. Engraved and woodcut ill., including 8 full-page engravings and 1 woodcut. The engravings are by Vignola, the woodcuts by Danti; see Mortimer. Zanetti's device at colophon (3 darts). Historiated and decorated initials, head and tail pieces
Index, errata, register at end
Signatures: † A-T (last leaf blank)
Mortimer, R. Italian 16th-cent.
Binding: old limp vellum. Remains of 2 pairs of ties at foredge. Author and title written on spine
Centered on front pastedown is the 18th-century armorial bookplate (Pisani of Venice); see Bragaglia, 403. Below it is Giovanni Muzio's bookplate, etched by Giacomo Manzù. On front free endpaper verso is ownership inscription of Hortensio da Molin; above it is his monogram, dated 1608, and after it is the pencilled annotation: veneziano?
No table of contents. Foxing. Narrow margins. Gutter included to avoid cropping text. Some information is impossible to capture.